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China FIT payment wheels begin to turn as United PV gets $195m

United PV solar plant in China.

The Chinese solar power developer says that 16 of its completed solar PV plants have received backdated subsidy payments under the government's 6th batch of renewable energy subsidy catalog.


D.E. Shaw, Madison Dearborn agree not to block the sale of SunEdison assets

The agreement removes a key hurdle to the carving up of SunEdison’s empire.


Egypt agrees to international arbitration for PV projects but slashes FITs

Great Sphinx and the Giza Pyramid in Egypt.

Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy announced an updated phase for its feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, putting an end to the dispute over the location of the arbitration seat, but also dramatically reducing the FIT...


Meyer Burger supplies PV modules for 'solar façade' of Swiss Krono building

Swiss Krono building in Menznau, Switzerland. Image by Meyer Burger

The Swiss Krono building has been adorned by high-performance solar modules made by Swiss technology group Meyer Burger, giving it a highly aesthetic appearance.


Emmvee wins leading solar manufacturer award at REI

The talk of REI on day one has placed focus on local manufacturing challenges and opportunities, and the prevalence of low bids and how they impact the market.

The Indian-based solar manufacturer picked up the gong for leading renewable energy manufacturer in the solar category on the eve of the REI show.


China Singyes unit sells off 100MW of PV

Xinjiang, China. Wikimedia commons image.

Excel Deal Investment has agreed to buy two 81% stakes in two companies from Hunan Singyes Green Energy for HKD861,000,000 (USD111 million).


Quality: Minor differences in yield percentage make the difference between good and bad investment

George Touloupos at Intersolar Europe 2016.

Changing technology, pressure to cut costs, dizzying price slumps and a number of other issues make solar module quality control as relevant as ever. The danger that modules could fail outright remains slim, so module reliability...


Twelve large scale solar projects to get ARENA funding

Weipa Solar Plant. Image by ARENA.

All eyes are on the Pullman Hotel in Sydney, where on Thursday, 12 out of the 20 large-scale solar projects shortlisted for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s $100 million funding round are expected to be announced as...


REA Chief Exec given spot on board of TfL

London bus. Every Stock Photo by davidnikonvscanon.

Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive for the U.K.'s largest renewable energy trade association REA, has been appointed to the new, more diverse, board of governors for Transport for London (TfL), rousing hopes that carbon-free energy...


Fifty-eight solar projects submitted within Argentina’s renewable energy tender

Argentina national flag. Flickr image by Finizio.

The 58 PV projects have a combined capacity of 2.8 GW and are located in 12 different provinces. The solar quota for this tender was just 300 MW, with the winning projects due to be announced in October.


Philippines may place limits on future PV build-out

Solar PV system in Philippines. Image by Becky Beetz.

The country’s Department of Energy (DoE) may start imposing limits on the amount of renewables such as solar and wind that can be installed in parts of the country where the grid is most congested, according to a local report.


Jinko Solar and Heraeus enter into fresh collaboration

Heraeus paste. Image by Heraeus.

The established partners enter a new phase of their cooperation, as Jinko Solar is using Heraeus Photovoltaics’ front-side silver paste on its new high-efficiency solar cells.


Foresight Solar Fund raising capital for further solar investment

UK 4MW solar photovoltaic project. Puriton Image.

The U.K. investment company has announced that it is putting 28.2 million shares up for sale in an attempt to raise GBP 28.9 million (USD 38.5 million) for investment in an “attractive” 200 MW solar pipeline that it has...


Indonesia receives green policy support

Jakarta, Indonesia. Image by Wikimedia Commons.

The Government of Indonesia and the Global Green Growth Institute launched the second phase of a green growth program this week, which aims to assist Indonesia's central and regional governments to adopt and implement green...


Australia: One small gain for battery storage, one big win for fossil fuel industry

Battery storage system. Image by Solarpraxis, Andreas Schlegel.

Australia's principal policy maker for the energy markets has waived through a rule change that could accelerate the use of battery storage to provide grid stability as more renewables enter the market. But the rule maker has...


USAID to fund solar research projects in India and Morocco

USAID logo. Image by USAID.

The U.S. Agency for International development (USAID) announced that it will provide USD10 million in funding to a number of projects aimed at addressing critical areas of development, two of the projects center on solar research...


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